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Mayor’s Message

Mayor PannierWelcome to our website. The City of Morrison, Illinois is located in the northwestern part of the state. We are a city of rich heritage and charm whose citizens are welcoming to all. The residents of Morrison have a long history of voluntarism to the community and their neighbors. We are extremely proud of our schools that have long been recognized as one of the best small school systems in the state. Our accomplishments in academics, athletics and the fine arts are on a par with far larger districts. This is due not only to our modern facilities, dedicated teachers and staff, but also to the involvement of interested parents. In addition to our schools, we have a very modern library and community room.

Morrison is located on the Historic Lincoln Highway, which stretched across the U.S. Today, it is commonly referred to as Route 30. As you travel to and around Morrison, you will see one of the oldest mills in the state on the west end of town. Contrast that with one of the newest covered bridges in the state on the north edge of town, and on our east side you will find our award winning sports complex that draws competitors from a wide area. On the south edge of town is our industrial park, as well as the Morrison Institute of Technology which is widely recognized as one of the premier two year technical schools of its type. Morrison is also the County seat and has a very modern courthouse and law enforcement center. We are also proud to have two medical clinics and a hospital with emergency room and on-site doctor care. This is not something that most cities our size can offer.

As you travel around Morrison, you will notice a main street that has many historic two and three-story structures that house stores, shops and businesses, eager to serve you. Along Route 30 and on several side streets, you will observe historic homes with beautiful and diverse architecture. Scattered throughout the Morrison area, you will find a dozen or more churches of many different denominations waiting to welcome you.

There is a fantastic State Park facility just a couple miles north of town that offers camping, hiking, horseback riding trails, picnic areas, and a 70-acre well stocked lake.

Please take time to browse our website and if you are in the area, stop and pay us a visit. I know you will like what you see.


Everett Pannier


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